Augmenting a Semantic Verb Lexicon with a Large Scale Collection of Example Sentences

Kentaro Inui, Toru Hirano, Ryu Iida, Atsushi Fujita, Yuji Matsumoto


Abstract
One of the crucial issues in semantic parsing is how to reduce costs of collecting a sufficiently large amount of labeled data. This paper presents a new approach to cost-saving annotation of example sentences with predicate-argument structure information, taking Japanese as a target language. In this scheme, a large collection of unlabeled examples are first clustered and selectively sampled, and for each sampled cluster, only one representative example is given a label by a human annotator. The advantages of this approach are empirically supported by the results of our preliminary experiments, where we use an existing similarity function and naive sampling strategy.
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L06-1370
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Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)
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May
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2006
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Genoa, Italy
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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